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Overview of Gateway to the islands on Kintyre coast, West of Scotland

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Gateway to the islands on Kintyre coast, West of Scotland

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGlenbarr Abbey2 min walk
    AirportCampbeltown (CAL)19 min drive
    Popular LocationAchamore Gardens40 min drive
    Popular LocationTorrisdale Castle47 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
1991 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bedroom 4
    1 bunk bed
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Gateway to the islands on Kintyre coast, West of Scotland

Waterfront Holiday home in Tarbert with patio
A beautiful new property for rental from Spring 2019. A detached villa with stunning coastal views of the sea, Isle of Islay and Isle of Gigha. Ideal location for exploring Kintyre coast and islands Islay, Jura, Gigha and Arran. 20 minutes from Campbeltown and 15 minutes from Campbeltown airport, 5 minutes from the ferry to Gigha, 20 minutes from Kennacraig for the ferry to Islay and Jura, 20 minutes for ferry to Arran.

Surrounded by 2 acres of private gardens, Achnaha is a peaceful haven, ideal for families or group of friends. Choice of beautiful beaches, golf, whisky, gin, forest trails, island hopping, castles and abbeys to explore. Local pub and restaurant less than 5 minutes’ drive from the house. Local shop, garden centre, cafe, post office also less than 5 minutes’ drive.

Downstairs the house is heated by underfloor heating and has a lovely wood burning stove. The house is very well-insulated with underfloor heating and hot water provided by Air Source Heat Pump. There is a large lounge and dining area, modern kitchen with breakfast table and French doors overlooking coast with Islay, Jura and Gigha easily in view.

There are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with wooden floors throughout. There is a Master bedroom (with king sized bed) and Family Bedroom (with single and bunk beds) on the 1st floor with two doubles on the ground floor (one with en-suite). Each bathroom benefits from half-height heated towel rails.

In the two main living areas there are 2 sets of patio doors for you to enjoy the fabulous views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Sound of Gigha.

Furnished to a luxury standard with all home comforts you would expect with a welcome pack included. Luxurious Egyptian cotton towels and bedding, hypoallergenic duvet and pillows. Hair dryer and hot water bottle all provided.

The kitchen is finished to a high standard. The kitchen has integrated appliances
; gas hob, oven, microwave oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Additionally there is a Nescafe coffee machine, electric wok and a George Foreman Grill. A separate utility room also provides a washing machine.

Outside there are extensive gardens with over 2 acres of ground around the house. In the large back garden there are football goals, in the paddock there is a small forest with swings and rope ladder.
Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of guide to reopening holiday rentals (DTV & DFV - Germany)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

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Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Food and drink

  • Spices


  • 4 bedrooms


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath


  • Games room

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 1991 sq ft (185 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Gateway Islands Kintyre Coast West Scotland House Tarbert
Gateway Islands Kintyre Coast West Scotland House
Gateway Islands Kintyre Coast West Scotland Tarbert
Gateway Islands Kintyre Coast West Scotland
Gateway s Kintyre Coast West

About this area


This holiday home is located on the waterfront and in an area with great shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Machrihanish Beach and Achamore Gardens, while Campbeltown Heritage Centre and Coastal Design are cultural highlights. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Glenbarr Abbey - 2 min walk
  • Saddell Abbey - 33 min drive
  • Achamore Gardens - 40 min drive
  • Carradale Network Centre - 46 min drive
  • Torrisdale Castle - 47 min drive

Getting around

  • Campbeltown (CAL) - 19 min drive


  • Glenbarr Abbey - Clan Macalister Museum & Tea Room - 4 min drive
  • North Beachmore - 7 min drive
  • The Ferry Inn - 9 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Excellent staycation
We had the most glorious 5 nights stay at Achnaha. The most picturesque location perfect for watching the spectacular sunsets. The house is equipped to a very high standard with everything you could need. Kim was very helpful and responsive. Can’t wait to stay again!

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic stay in a beautiful house
Exceptionally beautiful property with great views in a lovely remote setting. Interior is modern and well designed and equipped, with a huge garden for kids to play in. Easy booking, communication and check in process.

5/5 Excellent

Great house for a family get together
Beautiful home in a beautiful location. Had a lovely family get together for our son’s 21st. It was absolutely perfect. All the guests loved the house. Kim was an excellent host even buying some craft beer for our son for his 21st. Very thoughtful. Would highly recommend this property

4/5 Good

Lovely quiet location to get away from it all
Nice property in a quiet but accessible location, fabulous garden for a dog. Communications with the owner were excellent, quick responses & very helpful. We did not have access to the Annex on our stay so can only comment on the main house. Well furnished, clean, comfortable. A couple of minor points that could have been better: 1 - The heated towel rail in the bathroom did not seem to be connected which meant towels were still damp the next day. 2- I was pleased to read in the details I was sent that items such as kitchen rolls etc were provided & we should replace if we use a lot or finish, which makes sense. However, on our arrival there were 2 sheets of kitchen roll left, no dishwasher tabs, no coffee pods. I had brought ground coffee with me but there wasn’t a cafetière. Meant I had to go to the shops immediately after a 5 hour drive. I did leave some coffee pods & kitchen roll for the next occupant! All in all it is a lovely house & the welcome pack was appreciated. Pity we had awful weather & didn’t get to appreciate the surroundings much, I’m sure the area is beautiful when it’s not torrential rain & a howling gale!

5/5 Excellent

The perfect vacation home!
My family and I absolutely loved staying at this beautiful property. We are a family of five and were traveling with grandparents--and we could not have asked for a better set-up for this. Additionally, the hosts have really gone the extra mile in providing high-quality furnishings, everything you could possibly need in the kitchen and laundry, and some nice touches to reflect their great hospitality. The area where the house is located is just enough off the beaten path to offer some great peace and quiet, while still convenient enough to shops and restaurants (we especially loved the cafe that's co-located with a small shop in Glenbarr). As for things to do, our week ended up not being long enough to explore all the great things to see and do on nearby islands--which are easily accessed by ferries that are all a short drive away. Finally, I can't say enough about the kindness of our hosts and the work they obviously put in to making their home such a nice place to stay. We definitely hope vacation here again some day!

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